Blackhawk Orthodontics

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meet dr richard anthony Richard J Anthony DDS MS (925) 736-3311 4165 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Suite 260
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 736-3311

Meet Dr. Richard Anthony

Richard Anthony, DDS, MS

Dr. Anthony moved to Danville in 1970 with his parents and two younger sisters as an eighth-grader attending the old Charlotte Wood Middle School. Originally from Minneapolis MN, the family also lived in Chicago and upstate New York prior to relocating to California. Earlier childhood interests included building go-carts, sketching/drafting homes, and making model cars and planes. There are also many fond memories camping, canoeing, hunting, and fishing with his father and grandfather in the wilderness areas on the Canadian border of northern Minnesota.

While attending San Ramon Valley High School, Dr. Anthony played varsity football, wrestling, and track. His main hobby was fixing-up and customizing cars.  His first was classic a 1962 Austin Healy Roadster.  After that, he built up a 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible muscle-car.

After high school Dr. Anthony attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Physiology. He subsequently completed his dental education at the University of Southern California receiving his D.D.S degree in 1985. He was president of the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity and a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.  During college and in dental school he also managed (with the help of his father) to restore four more other cars. They were a couple of Fiat coupes, a 1969 Jaguar XKE, and a 1962 Chevy pickup with a same-era overhead camper top.

After practicing as an associate general dentist in southern California for a year, Dr. Anthony returned to begin post-graduate orthodontic residency training at his former USC Dental School. In 1990 he obtained his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Craniofacial Biology.  Later that same year the current office was constructed in its present location at the Blackhawk Medical Center.  With the help of his friend, Gary Osterman (architect) and his mother, Elaine (interior designer-real estate broker), the design was featured as “Office of the Month” in the nationally published May 1994 edition of Dental Economics.

Dr. Anthony met his wife Michele, a third-grade teacher, in early 1999. She is a wonderful cook, loves to travel, and is an accomplished skier.  They were married in September 2001 and moved to their present residence in Danville.  The couple was blessed the following year with the birth of their son, Ryan.  He is active in baseball, swimming, and skiing. He is taking piano lessons, loves to draw, and is most happy playing at the beach. The family can always be found up at Lake Tahoe either hiking, biking, skiing, or relaxing at the beach.

In 2009 and 2010, Dr. Anthony was asked by his colleagues at the USC Graduate Orthodontic Department to help teach week-long course in clinical orthodontics to the second-year residents.  This in it self was gratifying; however, it really was a special treat to join his two favorite teachers, Dr. Harry Dougherty and Dr. Keith Tanaka at the session. Both doctors ran the USC Orthodontic Department for over 35 years before retiring in the early 1990’s.  Their knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed in the field. They have taught more board certified orthodontists than any other educator in the country.

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